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la vega is live at nasa aims in mountain view where people gathered. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon. they were showing a feed of this. now it's just a recording of what it looked like. in the last 40 minutes it came as close as it would to the dearth. just to give you an idea how big it is, we're told it is as big as the size of this entire building, half a football field. on the screen, the asteroid doesn't look that spectacular. it looks like a small dot of light. these are pictures of the astroid being scene from an observatory in australia. it's 150 feet that's been dubbed 2012 da-14. scientists say there's no chance it will hit the earth. space enthusiasts came to watch the asteroid flying by as well as nasa scientists commenting on the significance. we spoke to a nasa expert and a viewer about the asteroid. >> it's coming very close and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to study it up close. and so we can learn a lot more about these types of objects. in terms of its scientist significance, there's depreleft over -- debris left over. >> i think
experienced an unusual light show. ktvu's allie rasmus asked nasa about the activity. >> reporter: kids were captivated by the activities, but many parents had questions and concerns about recent cosmic activity. >> it gives you the opportunity to get the big picture and see what is happening out there. >> reporter: first was the asteroid that struck russia creating a sonic boom that injured thousands. later in the day people watched afterroid ad-13 skim by. and mittt minutes after that, a much smaller meteor created a flash seen across the bay area. >> it was a cosmic coincidence. a lot of times they want to know if they are related and i tell them they are not related. >> thee in one day and makes up workmanship if the next one is around corner. >> reporter: three cosmic objects passing by or into earth in one day isn't unusual, but what is rare that they all passed over populated area and were recorded and shared with a worldwide audience. like the video on youtube of yesterday's bay area meteor captured by a driver in san francisco. >> most of the earth is 70% water and most of them
are unrelated. nasa has been keeping a watch on this space rock for months t. came within 17,000 miles of earth. objects that size buzz earth about once every 40 years. >> this is a set of these asteroids and comites, even, that do occasional pass close to the earth across our orbit. we keep close track on those so we can predict when one might, some day, hit the earth. >> reporter: the best viewing was in australiaia and asia. but tonight, the space and science observetory will be open for people to get a look as it heads back to outer space. more details on today's event. scientists believe our solarsystem could have 500,000 or more asteroids, the size of the one that came chose to the earth today. fewer than 1% have been catalog. nasa spents $20 million a year on asteroid detection. as for the difference between a meteor and an asteroid, a meteor is an asteroid that comes into earth's atmosphere. go to our web site for more images and look at the images tab at the top of our home page. >>> hate today, authorities in southern california revealed fugitive former lapd officer dorner died from
larger asteroid that had been tracked. nasa officials say the two were unrelated but serve as reminders that our solar system is a dangerous place. reporting live, john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> a close encounter of another kind today. the asteroid that was just passing by earth, we'll show it to you and tell you how close it came coming up at 5:30. >> within the last hour we learned new information on the final deadly confrontation between law enforcement and christopher dorner. authorities late this afternoon confirmed that dorner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. he killed himself as police pumped tear gas into the cabin he was hiding in. that brought to an end the massive man hunt. dorner is accused of killing four people as part of a revenge campaign after being fired from the longs police department. >>> a frightening hatchet attack. rob roth tells us what happened to the two people inside. one of whom was sound asleep when it started. >> reporter: police say two men are recovering in the hospital after being attacked inside their home with a hatchet. 27th street near
in the area which can closed during the storm. >>> nasa scientists held a collective breath this morning as an at last rocket lifted off from vandenberg air force base -- atlas rocket lifted off from the vandenberg air force base. this is the eighth launch. because of the failure of this and technical problem with 6 and 7, today's launch was considered critical for the conation of the -- continuation of the program. >>> a warming trend is underway around the bay area. chances are, you are filling it because we are up by several degrees over yesterday at this hour. under mostly sunny skies a little bit of a breeze in the hills we have a north-northeast wind around fairfield. 13 miles per hour. up above, 1,000 feet or so, a little gusty. for most anywhere from 5 to 10 miles an hour. the light winds will continue for today. ridge of high pressure driving those temperatures up. right now, 63 in napa, 63, santa rosa. low 60s walnut creek. hayward, oakland checking in right about 59 degrees. these numbers anywhere from 4 to 8 degrees warmer than we were 24 hours ago. napa and santa rosa closer
the earth is floating around, orbiting the sun in a cosmic shooting gallery. >> nasa is working on launching a rocket in 2016 to take samps from asteroids. also to analyze rocks untouched by humans. >> asteroids, meteorites,. >> incredible stuff. >> mark is here now with spring training. >> doesn't it feel like baseball season out there? in life say they don't burn your pitches. our fred inglis is in arizona with a couple of giants who definitely didn't burn any bridges and that's one of the reasons they're back. >> reporter: you got that right. you know the world series giants still have 22 players from last year's team. but they did add one veteran outfielder who happened to be a very big part of the 2010 world series giants. andres torres and angel pagan met in their locker room today. last year they were traded for each other along with ramone ramirez. pagan the 31-year-old had a great season. he won a world series ring and signed a new four year $40 million contract. meanwhile the 35-year-old andres torres had an injury- plagued year. he comes back for a one year $2 million deal and jus
of mosquito to about 50%. they say they are not transmitting the west nile virus. >>> nasa will stream the astroid's approach starting 9:00 pacific time. it is the closest to ever get to earth and they say it is the size of the white house. >> that is pretty good moving passed us. >> sal, is traffic moving fast out there? >> it is in many areas, dave and pam, we are looking at 280 north and south and you can go as fast as you legally can, no major problems on the sunole grade and i am not showing you the dense fog, at 5:57, let's go pack to the desk. >>> a deadly shooting on an elementary school campus, what we are learning about the young victim and how he was well- known in the area. >>> luring businesses away? we will tell you more about
the size of a 15 story building. sun light will obscure the event but nasa will stream the fly by at 11:00 p.m. >>> valentine's day in san francisco always means one thing a huge pillow fight. it is just getting started and ktvu's mike mibach right there in the middle of all of it. >> reporter: it is the calm before the storm of the great pillow fight on valentine's day here in san francisco. it takes place right here in justin herman plaza. the official kickoff is around 6:00 p.m. they will hear the bells ringing and as soon as they hear the bells go it is game on as folks will start slugging away with their pillose. quit the selection. white, brown, pink. lot of costumes as well. talk about your experience. >> first timer. >> what brings you out? >> this is my friend. i am going to find my female tonight. >> reporter: why? >> facebook. she was talking about it today and i wasn't doing anything for valentine's day because i am single. >> reporter: do you have a technique? >> yeah. hold two hands and bring it across. >> reporter: you will have fun. is it chet? >> yeah. >> costume? >> i
that happens to wander into its pass although nasa has calculated it out and we don't think that's going to happen. >> reporter: tonight on the streets of oakland some sky watchers knew about the asteroid. while scientists are ruled out a collision this time, they're asking for more funding to catalog those objects. >> let's say there was one heading to the earth that we knew about and there was going to be an impact. we want as much time as possible to prepare for that event. >> reporter: despite how close the asteroid will pass it will not be visible to the unaided eye. this observation deck will be ohm from #: -- 7:00 to 10:00 to see that asteroid. christien kafton, ktvu news. >>> some people were injured during a collision. one car was trying to pass another and cross the center line. they say the driver hit another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. police say none of the injuries were serious and they do not believe that alcohol played a hole in -- played a role in the crash. >>> this video shows an armed robbery at a jewelry store in san francisco on west portal avenue. po
into its pass although nasa has calculated it out and we don't think that's going to happen. >> reporter: tonight on the streets of oakland some sky watchers knew about the asteroid. while scientists are ruled out a collision this time, they're asking for more funding to catalog those objects. >> let's say there was one heading to the earth that we knew about and there was going to be an impact. we want as much time as possible to prepare for that event. >> reporter: despite how close the asteroid will pass it will not be visible to the unaided eye. this observation deck will be ohm from #: -- 7:00 to 10:00 to see that asteroid. christien kafton, ktvu news. >>> some people were injured during a collision. one car was trying to pass another and cross the center line. they say the driver hit another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. police say none of the injuries were serious and they do not believe that alcohol played a hole in -- played a role in the crash. >>> this video shows an armed robbery at a jewelry store in san francisco on west portal avenue. police say they arrested
know. there might be a television satellite that happens to wonder into it path. although nasa has calculated we don't think it will happen. >> reporter: the asteroid is supposed to come by earth at 11:25 a.m. pacific time. it's not supposed come by here until 7:00 tonight. the next time this asteroid will come close to earth is 2046. it's not visible to the naked eye. but if you want to check it out the chabot space and science center will be open tonight. >>> time is 5:02. over night news san francisco police are investigating a frightening incident involving a stolen car. there was a chase, a crash, and gunfire. ktvu tara moriarty is here to tell us the chase ended with a multicar crash right on a busy downtown section. tara. >> reporter: it took quite awhile for the reconstruction team to figure out how this accident happened. it was pretty complex. you can see behind me even though the scene has be cleared it's still messy with medical supplies and oil and tire marks on the road. just before 10:00 last night someone stole a black town car. >> there was surveillance until they
it passes by earth tomorrow morning but you will be able to watch the historic site online. nasa will stream the approach starting at 9:00 a.m. at pacific time. the fly-by is expected to be the closest an asteroid has ever come to earth. it will be -- it will be about 17,000 miles from earth. the closest will be in indonesia. astronomers say it's about the size of a white house. >> that's a big boy. >> yeah, it is pretty big. >>> 7:54. >>> steve and i have been on fog patrol. we went on the air at 4:30 we've been watching it for hours now. steve will talk about the fog. but visibility is improving for drivers. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza, that even looks a little bit better. the fog was pretty low at one point. it's backed under for about a 25 to 30-minute delay. that's your live drive time there. once you get on the bridge, another 12 to 15 minutes on the span. also, contra costa county is beginning to get slower. traffic time is way down from pleasant hill to walnut creek in danville and alamo. let's go to steve. >>> we still have areas of fog. other locations are alrea
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